We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Parzynski Funeral Home & Cremations - Belle Vernon
Marilyn Chaconas McVey, 74, of Vanderbilt, passed away Thursday, September 8, 2022, at Uniontown Hospital. Born September 22, 1947, in New Kensington, PA, she was the daughter of the late Helen Skegas Kelly. A resident of Vanderbilt for the past 50 years, Mrs. McVey was retired from the Frazier School District in Perryopolis, PA, where she worked as a teacher for 35 years from July 1977 until May 2012. Over the years, she taught English, Journalism, Speech and Psychology. She was also a sponsor of mock trial and the long-time president of her local teachers union, believing intensely in the wellbeing of her colleagues.
She loved animals, all animals, but especially owls, cats and her soft-coated wheaten terriers which she bred for over a decade.
She is survived by her husband James T. McVey to whom she was married for 52 years, daughter & son-in-law Heather M. & Jason Sharp of Palmyra, PA, son & daughter-in-law Geoffrey E. & Elena McVey of Lititz, PA, brother & sister-in-law Paul & Christine Kelly of Medina, OH, and four grandchildren Elizabeth & Ian Sharp and Edward & Victoria McVey.
Private visitation and funeral services were held for the family at the Parzynski Funeral Home in Belle Vernon, with interment at Sylvan Heights Cemetery in Uniontown. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Fayette Friends of Animals, P.O. Box 1282, Uniontown, PA, 15401, www.fayettefriendsofanimals.net.